Terry Crews Admits It Was A ‘Mistake’ To Post Controversial ‘Black Lives Matter’ Tweets, ‘I Want To Apologize To Anyone Who Was Offended’

Terry Crews is apologizing for problematic tweets he shared in 2020 about the Black Lives Matter movement. He says his thoughts were misconstrued and it was a mistake to share those tweets at that time. Hear his apology inside…

In 2020, Terry Crews started tweeting some questionable content that had folks side-eye’n him super hard where he seemingly went from one of the most beloved celeb Twitter users to one of the most hated following controversial tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement.

The tweets were posted at the worst time possible. The 53-year-old entertainer shared his thoughts about “black supremacy” and the #BlackLivesMatter movement as nationwide protests were carried out across the country following the murder of George Floyd.

Here’s a refresher on the tweets he posted that caused him to receive tons of backlash:

 

Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.

Like it or not, we are all in this together.

— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 7, 2020

”Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth,” he tweeted. “Like it or not, we are all in this together.”

 

If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology.

We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter

— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 30, 2020

 

”If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology,” he continued in another tweet. “We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star then dug himself in a deeper hole when he doubled down on his tweets (that still remain on his Twitter feed):

 

Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist, because they have determined who’s Black and who is not.

— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 8, 2020

 

”Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist, because they have determined who’s Black and who is not,” he tweeted.

 

I believe it is important we not suffer from groupthink, and we keep minds of our own, and be allowed to ask difficult questions to each other. I believe this dialogue is important as we get through this trauma together. I love you.

— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 8, 2020

 

”Please know that everything I’ve said comes from a spirit of love and reconciliation, for the Black community first, then the world as a whole, in hopes to see a better future for Black people.”

All hell broke loose after he shared those tweets where folks dragged Terry to the highest of heavens.

Now, the “America’s Got Talent” host realizes that the timing of the tweets were a “mistake" and he regrets using Twitter to explain his thought process about what was happening at that moment.

Terry appeared on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” to promote his new book, “Tough: My Journey to True Power,” where he opened up about the online backlash and further explained what he meant in those tweets.

“As a black man and as a man who had been in these type of situations, I just knew it needed to be said by someone like me,” he explained to host Trevor Noah. “I just wanted peace and I guess it goes back to my need for approval, it went back to that. And again, it was a mistake. It was a mistake to tweet that out at that time.”

After admitting the timing of the tweets were a lapse in judgment, Terry apologized to those he offended.

“I’m going to let you know, I really do want to apologize to anybody who was offended by these tweets, and was hurt deeply,” he said. “Because as an example, as an African American man, a Black man here in this country, I did not want to give the perception that we’re supposed to gloss this over and forgive the death of George Floyd, the murder of George Floyd. And I want to apologize to everyone right now who was ever offended, because it hurt.”

If his Twitter activity got under your skin, you’ll be happy to know he’s only tweeting cat videos and promo for his projects from here on out.

Check out his full interview below (the “BLM” talk starts at the 17-minute mark):

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